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CBD industry group introduces member safety certification scheme

6th April 2020


CBD industry group introduces member safety certification scheme

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) reveals details of a three-tiered certification scheme that looks to provide safety and quality assurances for cannabidiol (CBD)-based products. 

 

The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) reveals details of a three-tiered certification scheme that looks to provide safety and quality assurances for cannabidiol (CBD)-based products.

You can read the full article HERE

 

Food Labelling Services comments:

The novel food status of CBD extracts was confirmed in January 2019, and the Novel Foods Catalogue has been updated to reflect this change. There are currently no authorised CBD extracts or isolates on the market. 

CBD is one of many chemicals called cannabinoids. It is found within hemp and cannabis. CBD extracts can be derived from most parts of hemp / cannabis plants. They are selectively extracted, concentrating CBD and removing or reducing other chemical components. This process means the final product is different from hemp.

Hemp and related products, such as cold-pressed oils, are not novel because there is evidence to show a history of consumption before May 1997. This is not the case for CBD extracts.

 

The message from the FSA is clear: producers of CBD oils, snacks, drinks, gummies etc should prepare and submit a novel food application. Without a validated or approved application, after 31st March 2021, there is a risk  that products will be removed from shelves. As of 13th February 2020, for products not currently on the market, require a novel food application before marketing.



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